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Written by Lou Adler and published on LinkedIn
In a recent post I suggested managerial fit is more important to a person’s success than cultural fit. While 95% agreed, a few people commented that when a person is assigned a new manager, things often go awry. This is sad but true. With this in mind, let me offer some advice on how to interview candidates for management positions. The idea is if more than three or four of the following caution flags are raised, you’ll likely encounter some serious morale and management problems within a few weeks after the manager starts.…
Written by Gwen Moran for Fast Company and Inc.
In the day-to-day rush to get everything done at work, one important task can easily fall by the wayside: Keeping up on your own skill development.
It’s easy to fall into a rut and overlook or ignore new and emerging skills you’ll need to keep pace with the industry and advance your own career. A September 2014 survey from training firm Udemy found that 61% of Americans believe that today’s workforce is plagued by a skills gap, but they don’t think they’re part of the problem.…
Written by Jeff Haden, contributing editor for Inc.
If you’re like me, you often come across as confident, but inside you’re far from it.
Actually, if you’re like me, you’re situationally confident: sometimes, very much so; other times, not at all. So you spend a lot of time thinking about how to gain confidence, and in the short term how to at least appear confident, even when you’re not.
While genuine confidence takes time to develop (because genuine confidence is based on incremental, steady success), according to Dharmesh Shah, co-founder of HubSpot, there are definitely ways you can seem confident–which is the next best thing.…
Written by Richard Branson from the podcast of Charles Duhigg, and published on Virgin.com
We all only have 24 hours in a day, yet some people are more productive than others. Many would just put this down to genetics – some people are just wired to be more productive than others – but in this insightful Virgin Podcast, New York Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, Charles Duhigg explains that we can all improve our productivity by thinking a little differently.
As the author of Smarter Faster Better – The Secrets of Being Productive In Life and Business, Charles has some wonderful advice for increasing productivity.
Written by Dorie Clark and Published in Harvard Business Review
We’ve all been there — accidentally alienated a new coworker with a bad joke, underwhelmed the new boss by botching our first assignment, or had a client we didn’t just click with. The trouble is that initial impressions are hard to shake.
In a psychological phenomenon known as the “fundamental attribution error,” humans are quick to “essentialize” the behaviors of others. You might have simply been having a bad day, or you might have been off your game because of a recent breakup or death in the family, but your new colleague isn’t likely to extend that generous of an explanation.…
Written by Jake Newfield and Published in Inc.
A few months ago I was looking for a new job. My goal was to get offers from top tech companies, and to get them as soon as possible.
I started my search on a Monday, and by that Friday I had interviews lined up with Facebook, Google, Apple, Uber, Twitter, DropBox, Salesforce, LinkedIn, and Airbnb, plus a few others.
It occurred to me that being a salesperson had its perks outside of the office.
I know plenty of people who are more qualified than I am for positions at these companies, yet they were unable to get their foot in the door for an interview.…
Written by Elizabeth Grace Saunders for The Muse and Published in Harvard Business Review
A lot of individuals with a rebellious streak resist structure, snub the idea of a schedule, and then find that their lives and creative output aren’t nearly as harmonious as they hoped.
If you fall at this end of the spectrum and find it hard to accept — and even harder to follow — a standard routine, maybe it’s time to stop thinking about managing your time as developing a set of strict rules to follow, and start thinking about increasing productivity as a process of finding and cultivating your unique creative rhythm — your life cadence, your beat.…
Written by Erica Breuer for The Muse and Published in Mashable
You worked hard perfecting your resume — and you’re feeling really good about it. So naturally, the next step would be to hop online, copy-paste all that excellent content into your LinkedIn, call it your “LinkedIn resume,” and share it with the world?
Nope. Not even a little bit.
Your page may offer the same categories as a resume; but if your profile reads the exact same, consider this an intervention for how to use the platform to your benefit.…
Written by Jenna Goudreau and published in Business Insider Singapore.
Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy has been studying first impressions alongside fellow psychologists Susan Fiske and Peter Glick for more than 15 years, and has discovered patterns in these interactions.
In her new book “Presence,” Cuddy says people quickly answer two questions when they first meet you:
- Can I trust this person?
- Can I respect this person?
Psychologists refer to these dimensions as warmth and competence respectively, and ideally you want to be perceived as having both.…